Email Lists: Should You Rent or Buy?

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If you’re looking to integrate email into your lead generation mix in 2012, you would do well to consider list purchase as an increasingly viable option. Say you’re marketing a new product, and inbound marketing alone (content syndication, search, social media) won’t cut it. List rental is the traditional (and some might say: outdated) way of acquiring marketing lists.

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NitroMojo and Marketing Advocate Specialize in Marketing Automation for Channel Partners

Customer Experience Matrix

As I noted in a post last year , there is a universe of specialized marketing automation systems for companies that sell through channel partners. These products address several interrelated challenges: distributing leads to partners without losing track of performance; distributing partner-customized versions of company-created content; and helping partners run their own marketing campaigns. Marketers pay $1 per name for prospects.

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9 Marketing Words That Have Lost Their Meaning

Digital B2B Marketing

The following 9 terms are so overused or misused in B2B marketing that they have lost nearly all meaning. Thought Leadership Almost any type of content has been labeled thought leadership marketing in recent years. Unfortunately much of it reflects zero thought and leads no where. ” To some people, this is an example of integrating their disparate marketing efforts. ” To one marketer, that might mean more time spent on their website.

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Alsa Marketing Adds Multi-Language Capabilities to Low-Cost Marketing Automation

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Alsa Marketing is a late entry to small business marketing automation. It’s harder every day for a new company to enter the business-to-business marketing automation industry. Of the three classic competitive strategies – low price, great service and innovative products – there are plenty of low price options and leading vendors work aggressively to help their clients succeed. Multi-language might open a larger market, at least until competitors match it.

Social Media Features in Marketing Automation Systems: Who Does What?

Customer Experience Matrix

Social media is arguably overhyped as a marketing trend: it gets well under 10% of marketing budgets (different surveys have figures from 3% to 8%) and results are questionable (it was rated the least effective content marketing tactic in a recent MarketingProfs study ). So marketing automation vendors are understandably eager to support it in their systems. demand generation software vendor comparison social media marketing marketing automation systems

Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market

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Home Forrester Research « I was recently briefed by | Main | Going Corporate » August 26, 2008 Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market [Posted by Laura Ramos ] In a recent survey of over 2100 IT professionals who buy or recommend telecom and networking solutions, we found buyers turn to peers and colleagues first, followed by vendor, industry trade, or professional Web sites, to inform their purchase decisions.